Category Archives: Veterinary and cat health concerns

Being Prepared – A Pet Caretaker’s First Aid Kit

In my earlier post, Cat Health Procedures You Should Know How to Do, I listed a number of pet caretaking skills that can make the difference between full or partial recovery from an illness or injury, or, in some cases, … Continue reading

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Saving Money on Medications for Pets

Over the decades I have spent vast amounts of money on medications for my animals. As anyone who has ever had an ill pet knows, medications for pets can be very costly. This can be especially true when meds are … Continue reading

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Veterinary Realities and Pet Owner Responsibilities

My sister spent two years waiting for her cat to die. Her veterinarian had taken a needle aspirate of what he considered to be a suspicious enlargement and diagnosed mammary cancer based on his interpretation of his analysis. He gave … Continue reading

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Meet Tommy – A Feline Warrior with a Never Say Die Cattitude

Tommy has always been a warrior. OK, perhaps not when she was a young kitten, but as soon as she reached adulthood, she had to fight for her life and for the lives of her sister and their respective young … Continue reading

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Free-feeding vs. Portioned Meals for Cats

My childhood cats were always free fed from a communal bowl kept full of Purina Cat Chow. That’s how everyone I knew fed cats back then. I don’t remember a single fat cat from my youth. They all self-regulated their … Continue reading

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Cat Health Procedures You Should Know How to Do

I spend a great deal of my days and nights attending to the health concerns of my aging 4-legged family. I administer medications and subcutaneous fluids to multiple cats daily, prepare and serve individual meals (by oral syringe, if necessary) … Continue reading

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Switching gears (My life as Cat Mommy-Nurse)

I’m switching gears for a few days to start the cat health section of this blog. To begin, allow me to introduce a major sub-set of what makes me, me. I am Mommy-Nurse. My kids have four legs and an … Continue reading

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